PlayStation Plus and Disney+ both report subscription growth
We like to keep an eye on subscription-based entertainment businesses outside music, and yesterday two big companies' financial results offered us some new data to consider. Sony Corporation's results included the announcement...
August 5, 2020
Noah Cyrus’s new video was made using PS4 game Dreams
Shooting music videos is possible but challenging within the social distancing measures of this Covid-19 pandemic. The latest example of an artist getting a creative way around those barriers is Noah Cyrus, as part of the...
August 3, 2020
BoxVR fitness game to get a major overhaul as FitXR
FitXR is the UK-based startup that's had a hit with virtual reality fitness game BoxVR. Earlier this month, the company raised $7.5m of Series A funding, and now it's announcing a major overhaul of its main product. Renamed...
July 30, 2020
Roblox now has more than 150m monthly active users
Last week, Music Ally interviewed the global head of music for gaming platform Roblox, as he declared that the company was "open for business" to work with artists and labels. Now we've got some new figures to show what...
July 29, 2020
Report hails Twitch’s ‘skyscraper’ viewing hours in Q2 2020
Another Covid-19 lockdown trend is the sharp growth of viewing hours for livestreaming video services, particularly Twitch. Industry firms StreamElements and Arsenal·gg have published their latest 'State of the Stream'...
July 24, 2020
Atari’s new mobile music games series starts with Avicii
Atari is one of the most famous brands of all in the gaming industry, although nowadays it's making mobile games (among other activities) rather than ruling the world with consoles. Its latest project is a series of mobile...
July 24, 2020
Roblox head of music tells labels and artists: ‘We’re open for business!’
"Who in the room knows Roblox?" asked WMG's chief innovation officer for recorded music Scott Cohen at the NY:LON Connect conference in January. Only a few people put their hands up in response. "It’s a gaming platform...
July 23, 2020
Not retiring just yet: Logic signs a seven-figure Twitch deal
On 17 July, artist Logic announced his retirement ahead of the release of (seemingly) his final album 'No Pressure' a week later. "It’s been a great decade. Now it’s time to be a great father," he tweeted. As it turns...
July 21, 2020
Renegade TikTok meme is now an official emote in Fortnite
Earlier this year, we published an article about how Atlanta rapper K Camp's 'Lottery' track went viral on TikTok and Instagram last year, kickstarted by teenager Jalaiah Harmon's video of herself dancing to the track. The...
July 20, 2020
Tove Lo wants fans to ‘dress to impress’ for Animal Crossing party
Slowly but surely, the lockdown Animal Crossing: New Horizons habits of several Music Ally staff are looking like a boon for our work, rather than a distraction from it. Tove Lo is the latest artist to get hooked on the...
July 17, 2020
Amanotes mobile games get tracks by Blackpink and other K-Pop stars
Vietnamese company Amanotes has launched a series of music-driven mobile games, including Magic Tiles 3, Tiles Hop and Dancing Road. Now it's getting sprinkling some K-Pop stardom over 15 of its games, through a deal with...
July 17, 2020
Rave Family Block Fest Minecraft festival postponed again
We reported on Friday about the bumpy start for Rave Family Block Fest, the dance music festival being held within the game Minecraft. People who'd paid for tickets to attend were finding it difficult to access the event,...
July 13, 2020